15th-Place Finish for Matadors at Fresno State Lexus Classic

FRESNO, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge men's golf team had their second straight disappointing finish as the Matadors placed 15th out of 16 teams at the Fresno State Lexus Classic Tuesday at Fort Washington C.C.

Northridge, which finished 14th at last week's North Ranch Intercollegiate, opened with a six-man score of 380 for 14th-place in Monday's first round but dropped to 15th with a second round 378 and ultimately finished 15th after a final round 398. The Matadors finished the tournament with a three-round score of 1,156 (380-378-398).

No CSUN golfer was able to crack the top-50 as senior Jason Rosenkranz finished tied for 53rd with a team-best (+10) 226. Rosenkranz, who opened the day tied for tied for 69th, moved up with a final round of (+3) 75. The senior wound up posting rounds of 76-75-75.

Junior Chris Russo, looking to lead the Matadors in scoring for the sixth time in seven tournaments this season, finished one stroke behind Rosenkranz at (+11) 227. In finishing tied for 58th, Russo carded rounds of 75-76-76.

Sophomore Ryan Green, who was eight over-par after opening with rounds of 77-75 on Monday, slipped to a final round 80 to finish in a tie for 74th at (+16) 232. Shane Blanchard and Steven Molumby both finished tied for 86th at (+22) 238. Blanchard posted rounds of 76-79-83 while Molumby finished with scores of 78-76-84. Jared LeGrand rounded out the squad with a 93rd-place finish at (+25) 241 following rounds of 80-74-87.

Oregon State (1,087) claimed team champion honors defeating Washington State (1,093) by six shots. San Diego (1,096) was third, Pacific (1,099) was fourth and Arizona (1,100) rounded out the top-five teams in the 16-school field.

San Diego's Alex Ching claimed individual medalist honors with a three-round score of seven under-par 209, four strokes better than Pacific's Alex Edfort (213).

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